Ann Arbor, MI—Nov. 29, 2015—LLamasoft, a global leader in supply chain design software solutions, announced that it acquired Barloworld’s Supply Chain Software (SCS) division, including all technology, software applications and the Barloworld SCS team. LLamasoft and Barloworld also announced the official launch of a major strategic partnering initiative, intended to bring LLamasoft’s software and services to drive innovation and efficiencies through the supply chain operations of Barloworld customers worldwide. However, the acquisition does not cover Barloworld’s key territories of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, where the two companies will work in partnership.
This latest move is part of LLamasoft’s continued investment and growth in the supply chain design and planning software market. For each of the last three years, LLamasoft moved up the ranks on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list of fastest growing North American technology companies and was also a two-time honoree on the Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies. This rapid growth highlights a general market trend and focus on supply chain analytics and optimization across a wide range of industries.
According to Don Hicks, CEO and President of LLamasoft, “We are thrilled to welcome the Barloworld SCS customers to the LLamasoft community of supply chain design professionals. We are also extremely excited about the advancements that Barloworld SCS has made in their supply chain planning applications, and we believe that our combined engineering talent can bring even more innovative solutions to the market in the coming months and years to come. Working together, LLamasoft and Barloworld will offer unprecedented logistics and technology solutions to customers throughout Africa and the Middle East.”
Richard Forrest, CEO of the Barloworld Supply Chain Software division, concludes, “We will form part of a larger supply chain design community, driving innovation, deeper domain expertise and knowledge sharing across a variety of supply chain planning platforms. This, in turn, creates diverse career growth for our staff, and more value to our clients and global business partners.”